Passé Composé with Reflexives

May 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Reflexives use être as the auxiliary verb in passé composé.

1. The word order is
Subject … ne … reflexive pronoun … auxiliary verb … pas … past participle … rest of sentence

2. If there is a body part mentioned, leave the past participle alone. If no body part, then match the past participle to the subject in gender and number. Add an e if the subject is feminine and a s if the subject is plural.

Je me suis brossé les dents.
Elles se sont dépêchées.
Ils se sont amusés.
Sophie s’est lavé les mains.

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